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How to Be Helpful! With the on-air Be the Star You Are!® youth reporters.

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Each day brings an opportunity to enliven, inspire, and elevate other people’s lives. The question is, how are you going to find the big and small ways to be caring and helpful? Hosts Henna Hundal and Asya Gonzalez explore what it means to act with altruism, to fulfill our civic virtues, to be our neighbor’s keeper, and to be our most benevolent selves. The Gift of Giving reporter, Katelyn Darrow, shares stories from her life that inspired her to create Angels of God charity and encourages acts of kindness every day. For a fresh perspective on the topic, the youngest person ever to audition for be a reporter on Express Yourself!™, ten-year-old Sam Casey along with his cousin, Eddie, join the ladies with a new segment called Game Boys. Whether playing on-line games is helpful is debatable, so we’ll wait to hear from you.

Be helpful. Care, share, and be fair.

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Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle® Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are!® charity. For information on being a guest email caiekelley@gmail.com. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences. Thanks for supporting teens!

Be the Star You Are!® charity. It’s the Season of Giving Make a donation today. Buy books and shirts Here.

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Goals for the New Year!

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Goals for the New Year!

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Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity presents:

Express Yourself Teens 

With the on-air Be the Star You Are!® youth reporters.

A new year brings a new attitude! As we dash hard and strong into 2015, we have the chance to begin another chapter of our lives — a fresh start. The question is,how will you make the most of this opportunity for renewal?

Our hosts, Henna Hundal and Asya Gonzalez believe in understanding oneself first and foremost and with their positive outlooks interview two fascinating guests. Author of On the Road to Find Out, Rachel Toor, uses scenarios from her own life to help teens become more aware. Astrologer Paul Bogle, demystifies divination tools in down-to-earth language to help all of us enjoy our best year ever with a little guidance from the celestial stars. Reporter Zahra Hasanian encourages us to use smart goals to achieve our resolutions. Dream, hope, believe, and aspire to be your best self in 2015 with the assistance of our stellar Express Yourself!™ teen team. Shoot for the stars and expect to land on them!

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Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle® Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are!® charity. For information on being a guest email caiekelley@gmail.com. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences. Thanks for supporting teens!

Be the Star You Are!® charity. It’s the Season of Giving Make a donation today. Buy books and shirts Here!

Teens Celebrate Three Years on Radio By Cynthia Brian

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Teens Celebrate Three Years on Radio  By Cynthia Brian

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November 21 marks the third anniversary of the internationally broadcast radio program, Express Yourself!™. Launched in 2011 on the Voice America Kids Network as an outreach service of the Moraga non profit, Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3, (www.BTSYA.org) with five local youth, the program has become a top rated program in the world on the network and now boasts thirty reporters and hosts from around the country. Steven Zhou, now studying at Pepperdine University, is thrilled to know that the efforts he began in high school as the show’s first host and administrator are still going strong. Rachel Glass, who began working with Be the Star You Are!® when she was just thirteen and was one of the original reporters, is now a journalism major in college . She credits her love of writing, researching, and broadcasting to her work on Express Yourself!™ Besides regularly hosting the show when school doesn’t interfere, Rachel is President of the National Broadcasting Society at University of Oregon. Courtney Cheng, a student at CAL Berkeley was another founding member of the team as a reporter for Book It. Courtney still hosts and reports and commented “Express Yourself!™, Be the Star You Are!® and Voice America Kids have given me the chance to expand my horizons and reach out to people. Not only do I get to speak on the radio to inspirational people about things that we’re passionate about, but I also have so much fun while doing so.”

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A current teen host, Henna Hundal stated: “Working on Express Yourself! has honed my skills as a journalist to effectively report on a vast variety of topics. I can now not only discuss fun topics like favorite books or the latest teen trends, but I’m also able to talk about the tough issues like bullying and domestic violence. Through the show, I’ve learned how to carefully probe these tough topics by having my curiosity and inquisitiveness tempered with empathy and care.”  Asya Gonzalez, founder of She is Worth It!, is a reporter and host living in Colorado. “I have had such an amazing experience with Be The Star You Are!® They have encouraged me to reach further into my community and to do better. I am always striving to serve and show others that they too can be socially responsible. I believe that BTSYA is an EXCELLENT resource for youth and others to learn how to be socially responsible AND reach for their dreams!” A host and reporter from New Jersey, Katelyn Darrow appreciates all the love, kindness, and opportunities that being part of Express Yourself!™ has brought to her. Her charity, Angels of God, was recently profiled on the Steve Harvey Show.  Caiseen Kelley is a host, guest coordinator, and the Techy Talk reporter for the program. “This has been the opportunity of a lifetime. My sister Caie enjoyed the experience so much, that I was destined to follow suit. This is a unique chance to get unedited opinions from, for, and by youth expressed around the world. Express Yourself!™ lives up to its motto of Where teens talk and the world listens!” Caie Kelley agreed. “Being on Express Yourself!™ on Voice America Kids Radio has been such a fun, enriching experience. It is so cool that we are able to reach such a large audience discussing a huge range of topics from crazy pets to self-harm to smart decision making.”

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Born in Korea, Youngjoo Ahn served as the main host of Express Yourself!™ for almost two years. “I am so grateful to Express Yourself!™ and Voice America Kids for the wonderful opportunity that they have given me. It’s amazing to think that every week an ordinary girl can be the voice of teens around the world. Being on the radio is so much fun and I’ve been able to meet other extraordinary people who are so passionate about what they do. I would not be the same without Be the Star You Are!®, Express Yourself!™  and Voice America Kids.” In addition to these hosts, numerous other teens are reporters from various states.

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Produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle® Productions, llc for Be the Star You Are!® charity, the program broadcasts every Tuesday at NOON PT on the Voice America Kids Network to 132 countries with direction by Bruce Solstein and Perry Damone of Kidstar. 

Photos, descriptions, links, and archives of the shows are available at www.ExpressYourselfTeenRadio.com.  All shows are also available at ITUNES 

Congratulations to all the teens and guests who make Express Yourself!™a top rated program. To make a donation to Be the Star You Are!® to help support the broadcast of the show, please visit www.BTSYA.org.

For youth interested in getting involved, send an email to the producer, btsyateenradio@gmail.com.  Read about local teens on Express Yourself.

Express Yourself Teens Talk Discuss “Heroes Amongst Us!”

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Express Yourself Teens Talk Discuss “Heroes Amongst Us!”

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The word “hero” conjures up images of daring, real-life superheroes putting themselves in harms way for the protection of innocent bystanders or civilians. Todays programs honors the everyday heroes living amongst us. Can you imagine living through the Holocaust? Survivor of the horrendous Nazi death camps of World War II, Anita Schorr, shares her stories with our hosts Youngjoo Ahn and Henna Hundal as she advocates the importance of standing up to injustice, not tolerating bullying, or abuse.

Anita’s experience is chronicled in the book, Be a Hero, Anita’s Piano by Marion Stahl. Techie Talks reporter Caiseen Kelley encourages girls to be leaders in science and technology with her report on how women are breaking the barriers. In Health with Henna, you’re given the power to be a hero of your own health, a hero for yourself, a hero who honors your own body by making smart and healthy lifestyle choices. As Anita Schorr states, “Step in. Don’t stay silent. Speak out. Be a Hero”  Listen now at Voice America and Express Yourself! Teen Radio.

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Congrats to everyone who volunteers and supports Be the Star You Are!®. BTSYA has been named a 2014 TOP NON PROFIT for the 6th straight year and is one of the first to be awarded this honor by Guidestar and Great Non Profits.

Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle® Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are!® charity. For information on being a guest email caiekelley@gmail.com. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences.

Thanks for supporting teens!

Be the Star You Are!® charity. It’s the Season of Giving Make a donation today.

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Express Yourself Teens Talk Discuss “Ways to Show You Care” By Cynthia Brian

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Express Yourself Teens Talk Discuss “Ways to Show You Care” By Cynthia Brian

Helping HandsA common thread with the teens of Be the Star You Are!® and Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio is that they CARE-for themselves, for each other, and for total strangers. Co-hosts Alex Lee and Henna Hundal along with reporters Katelyn Darrow and Asya Gonzalex offer numerous tips on how everyone can show kindness every day in small ways. In the Giving of Giving, Katelyn gets excited about “Angel Deeds”, doing special things anonymously “just because”.

Social Responsibiity Reporter, Asya Gonzalez is passionate about visiting nursing homes to give the elderly a listening ear. In Health with Henna, Henna Hundal shares research on the benefits to oneself for being a caring, compassionate, kind individual. Great tips on how to write special encouraging notes, be fair and considerate in on-line conversations, and ways to volunteer with organizations that help you step out of yourself and into another’s shoes. The paradox of life is that the more we care for others, the more we care for ourselves.  Like happiness, kindness is a choice. Pay it Forward

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Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle® Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are!® charity. For information on being a guest email info@BetheStarYouAre.org. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences, visit the website and Click here to Donate.    Thanks for supporting teens!

 

Dealing with Peer Pressure

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What is peer pressure and how does it affect us? Peer pressure is the influence of the social group on an individual. If you have ever felt like someone was trying to get you to do something that you didn’t want to do, you have experienced peer pressure. Peer pressure is JUST THAT-pressure. Just because “everyone else” is doing it, is not a reason to do “it”. In fact, lots of things people say they are doing, they really aren’t. They are just bragging and trying to get others pressured into doing something. 

On Express Yourself!™ today, our co-hosts Caie Kelley and Rachel Glass interview four reporters with various viewpoints pertaining to peer pressure. Isaiah Rankin, reporter for Nature Calls, shares the delicacy of eating tarantulas in Cambodia, our Fashion Forward reporter talks about the influence of fashion and trend on peer pressure. The ladies audition a new reporter, Alex Lee, with his segment #Hashtag and information on the social networking buzz plague, #YOLO. In addition, Economics Tune-Up Reporter, Alex Pawlakos, challenges us to be prudent with our money and the pressure to buy things we don’t want or need.

Peer pressure is a topic that everyone has experienced at one time or another. Our teens urge listeners to be true to themselves, be their own self, their best self and listen to their inner guidance system. Claiming peer pressure is often just an excuse to misbehave.  Be your own person.

Bruce Lee was right when he said, “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” Listen at Voice America Kids Network: 

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Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle® Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are!® charity. For information on being a guest email Katherine@BetheStarYouAre.org. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences, visit http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm. Thanks for supporting teens!
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Going Green with Teens!

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Going Green with Teens!

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In the Express Yourself!® Going GREEN program four fabulous teen hosts and two amazing guest stars from around the country who are truly living eco are featured.  In segments one and two, hosts Katelyn Darrow (New Jersey) and Caie Kelley (California) interview Mario Jr. (Florida),the first President of KidsStar and host of the Voice America Kids Radio show, Mario Jr. Alive and Green. In segments three and four, Youngjoo Ahn (California) and Clare Durant (Indiana) go on an exciting journey with Alison Teal (Hawaii) adventurer and film maker of the series, Alison’s Adventures. As an environmental activist, he is President of TEAM ECO JR a non-profit providing opportunities to kid’s of all backgrounds. Alison travels the world looking into the secrets to survival, sustainability, and happiness. Alison Teal can be seen on a brand new Discovery Channel series “Naked & Afraid” where Alison’s survival skills are tested.

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Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle® Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are!® charity. For information on being a guest email Katherine@BetheStarYouAre.org. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences, visit http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm. Thanks for supporting teens!
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